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COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • To enable students to understand themselves, society and the world at large, maintain a healthy personal development and contribute to the well-being of the family, the local community, the nation and the world as confident, informed and responsible persons.
  • To help students develop their independent and life-long learning skills such as critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving skills, communication skills and information skills.
  • To form a guideline for teachers to design appropriate teaching, learning and assessment activities to achieve the learning outcome.

 

YEARLY DEPARTMENTAL MAJOR CONCERNS:

Departmental Major Concern 1: To further enhance our students’ awareness towards current issues

 

  • To require IH and LS teachers to discuss current issues with students in daily lessons
  • To require students to do journal writing / newspaper cutting / current affairs analysis especially in IH and LS
  • To display more current affairs and organize news election to arouse students’ awareness towards current issues
  • To require students to join external essay / news commentary writing competitions
  • To arouse students’ interests and enhance their awareness toward current issues through assemblies / talks
  • To arrange current affairs quiz competition to arouse students’ awareness on current issues

 

Departmental Major Concern 2: To further promote Senior Social Science subjects to our students (especially junior form)

  • To organize various activities to arouse students’ awareness towards current affairs and promote Social Science subjects in Dept Week
  • To organize different subject-based activities to promote our subject
  • To require students to participate in Social Science Monthly Challenge Corner to arouse their interests
  • To present prizes to the students who have good performance in Social Science subjects

 

CURRICULUM

Integrated Humanities (S1-S2)

 

Course Objectives

After studying the IH curriculum, students should be able to

  • broaden their knowledge base with the connection among the disciplines in PSHE;
  • understand more about themselves, their society, their nation, and the world at large;
  • develop multiple perspectives on controversial issues; develop generic skills so that they can construct knowledge in order to cope with changing personal and social circumstances; and
  • develop different thinking and learning strategies appropriate to the study of humanities and social science subjects.

 

Secondary 1

Theme: Hong Kong and I 

  

Topic Content
Learning skills in LS
  • 6-W questions
  • Identifying facts and opinions
  • Constructing argument
  • Identifying causes and impacts
  • Making suggestions
  • Drawing mind-map
  • Making summary / Note-taking
Geographical Setting of Hong Kong
  • Geographical setting of HK
  • Relief of HK
Identity, rights and duties as a HK residents
  • The multiplicity of identities of Hong Kong Residents
  • Rights and duties as a HK residents
Quality of Life in HK
  • Key question: Is HK an ideal city to live?
  1. What is the meaning of quality of life?
  2. Political aspect: the handover of HK , political structure of the HKSAR government, Legislative Council and District Councils
  3. Environmental and cultural aspects: urban problems
  4. Economic aspect: disparity between rich and poor
  5. Social aspect: healthcare and education system
IT and Project skills  
  • Interview skills
  • Field study (observation) skills
  • Information collection
  • Oral presentation
  • Basic IT presentation skills such as PowerPoint
  • Using iClass system

 

 Secondary 2

 Theme: Modern China and Globalization

Topic

Content

Learning skills in LS

  • Interpretation of comics / data
  • Classification of different aspects
  • Stances of stakeholders
  • Justification of stances
  • Making summary / Note-taking

Political systems in China, Relief and Population in China

  • Understanding of the internal and foreign affairs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)
  • Establishment of the government of the PRC
  • Political system of the PRC
  • The physical environment of China – relief
  • Climate – factors affecting the climate in China, the physical and natural zones in China
  • Environmental problems in China
  • To learn the calculation of population density
  • To understand the population growth pattern and factors in China
  • The population distribution pattern of China
  • To understand the measures of tackling the population problems in China

Globalization

  • Meaning of globalization
  • Economic, political and cultural aspects of globalization
  • How science and technology are changing people’s interactions and relationships throughout the world
  • Advantages and disadvantages of globalization
  • Ways that people of different cultures interact in the global system and how such international conflicts and threats to peace
  • The work of some world organization, e.g. WTO
  • Opportunities and challenges created by globalization for HK and China

IT and Project skills

  • Setting a topic
  • Setting questionnaires / conducting interviews
  • Data analysis
  • IT presentations skills

 

Liberal Studies (S4-S6)

Course Objectives

Liberal Studies provides opportunities for students to explore issues relevant to the human condition in a wide range of contexts. Liberal Studies enables students to understand the contemporary world and its pluralistic nature. It enables students to make connections among different disciplines, examine issues from a variety of perspectives, and construct personal knowledge of immediate relevance to themselves in today's world.

Areas of Study

Independent Enquiry Study (IES)

A. Self & Personal Development

Module 1: Personal Development & Interpersonal

Relationships

Students are required to conduct as IES making use of the knowledge and perspectives gained from the three Areas of Study and extending them to new issues or contexts. To help students develop their IES titles, the following themes are suggested:

  1. Media
  2. Education
  3. Religion
  4. Sports
  5. Art
  6. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

B. Society & Culture

Module 2: Hong Kong Today

Module 3: Modern China

Module 4: Globalization

C. Science, Technology & the Environment

Module 5: Public Health

Module 6: Energy Technology & the Environment

 

Module 1: Personal Development and Interpersonal Relationships

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Understanding oneself

What challenges and opportunities does a person have during adolescence?

2. Interpersonal relationships

What interpersonal factors facilitate adolescents to reflect upon and prepare for the transition to adulthood?

 

Module 2: Hong Kong Today

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Quality of Life

Which directions might be chosen in maintaining and improving Hong Kong residents?quality of life?

2. Rule of law and socio-political participation

How do Hong Kong residents participate in political and social. Affairs and come to grips with rights and responsibilities with respect to the rule of law?

3. Identity

How are the identities of Hong Kong residents developed?

 

Module 3: Modern China

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. China's reform and opening-up

What impact has reform and opening-up had on the overall development of the country and on people's life?

2. Chinese culture and modern life

With respect to the evolution of concepts of the family, what kind of relationship between traditional culture and modern life has been manifested? To what extent are traditional customs compatible with modern Chinese society?

 

Module 4: Globalization

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Impact of globalization

Why do people from different parts of the world react differently to the opportunities and challenges brought by globalization?

 

Module 5: Public Health

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Understanding of public health

How is people understanding of disease and public health affected by different factors?

2. Science, technology and public health

To what extent does science and technology enhance the development of public health?

 

Module 6: Energy Technology and the Environment

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. The influences of energy technology

How do energy technology and environmental problems relate to each other?

2. The environment and sustainable development

Why has sustainable development become an important contemporary issue? What is the relationship between its occurrence and the development of science and technology?

 

Economics (S3-S6)

Course Objectives

  • To obtain a thorough understanding of general economic principals and concepts and their application to real world situations.
  • To understand and interpret economic information presented in different forms.
  • To acquire some basic tools and skills in economic analysis.
  • To understand the economic system of Hong Kong. 

 

Secondary 3 

Topic

Content

Introduction of Economics

  • What is Economics?

Basic concepts in Economics

  • Scarcity, Choices and Opportunity Costs
  • Free Goods and Economics Goods
  • Specialization

International Trade

  • Absolute Advantages and Comparative Advantages

Demand and Supply

  • Relationship between Demand, Price and Quantity Transacted
  • Factors affecting Demand
  • Relationship between Supply, Price and Quantity Transacted
  • Factors affecting Supply

Money and Banking

  • Barter Trade and its problems
  • Meaning of Money
  • Good Forms of Money
  • Functions of Money
  • Banking System in HK

 

 

Secondary 4

Topic

Time to be spent

Chp 1: Basic economic concepts

Chp 2: The three basic economic problems

6 weeks

Chp 3: Ownership of firms

Chp 4: Production and division of labour

Chp 5: Factors of production

Chp 6: Production in the short run and long run

8 weeks

Chp 7: The objective and expansion of firms

Chp 8: Determination of market price

Chp 9: Change in Market prices

6 weeks

Chp 10: Price elasticity of demand and supply

Chp 11: Market intervention

Chp 12: Market Structure

10 weeks

Total:

30 weeks

 

Secondary 5

Topic

Time to be spent

Chp 13: Efficiency, Equity and the role of Government (1)

4 weeks

Chp 14: Efficiency, Equity and the role of Government (2)

4 weeks

Chp 15: Measurement of economic performance (I)

Chp 16: Measurement of economic performance (II)

5 weeks

Chp 19: Money and banking

Chp 20: Money supply and money demand

Chp 21: Business cycle, Changes in the general price level and unemployment

8 weeks

Chp 17: Aggregate demand and aggregate supply

Chp 18: Determination of output and price

Chp 22: Fiscal policy and monetary policy

10 weeks

Total:

31 weeks

 

Secondary 6

Topic

Time to be spent

Chp 23: Absolute and comparative advantage

3 weeks

Chp 24: Trade barrier

3 weeks

Chp 25: Exchange rate and balance of payments

2 weeks

Chp 28: Extension of trade theory

2 weeks

Chp 29: Economic growth and development

2 weeks

Total:

12 weeks

 

Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (S3-S6)

Course Objectives

  1. Through the study of the BAFS curriculum, students will be able to develop knowledge and understanding of:
  • the intertwined relationships of different business areas;
  • the dynamic environment in which businesses operate, where changes influence planning and decision-making;
  • the importance of accounting in managing a business;
  • the functions of management in formulating effective strategies for businesses; and
  • the importance of managing personal finance.
  1. Students are expected to develop generic skills, in particular, the ability to:
  • use information technology to locate, select and organize relevant business information for decision-making;
  • investigate, analyze and evaluate business issues from a variety of perspectives;
  • communicate business information and issues effectively; and
  • work in a team situation and assume a leadership role.
  1. Students are expected to develop positive values and attitudes so that they may:
  • be informed, active and responsible participants in the business world;
  • be critically aware of the importance of socially responsible and ethical business behaviour; and
  • behave responsibly in controlling their personal finances.

 

Secondary 3

Topic

Content

Business Environment and Introduction to Management

  • Hong Kong’s Business Environment
  • Forms of Business Ownership
  • Key Business Functions

Introducing to Accounting

  • Overview of Accounting
  • Accounting Equation
  • Double Entry System / Effects of Transaction
  • Income Statement
  • Basic Ratio Analysis

Basics of Personal Financial Management

  • Time Value of Money
  • Consumer Credit
  • Various Types of Investments

 

 Secondary 4

Compulsory Part (Paper 1)

Business Environment

Hong Kong Business Environment Forms of Business Ownership Business Ethics and Social Responsibilities

Introduction to Management

Management Functions Effective Management Key Business Functions Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Management Business Communication

Introduction to Accounting

Purposes and the Changing Role of Accounting Uses of Financial Statements Accounting Principles and Conventions The Accounting Cycle Basic Ratio Analysis

Basics of Personal Financial Management

Fundamentals of Financial Management Personal Financial Management

 

Secondary 5-6

Elective Part

Accounting Module (Paper 2A)

Financial Accounting

Adjustments for the preparation of financial statements Financial reporting for different forms of business ownership Control Systems Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Financial Analysis Incomplete Records IT Applications in Accounting Ethical Issues in Accounting

Cost Accounting

Cost classification, concepts and terminology Job Costing Marginal and Absorption Costing Cost Accounting for decision-making

OR

Business Management Module (Paper 2B)

Financial Management

Financial Analysis Budgeting Sources of Financing Capital Investment Appraisal Working Capital Management Risk Management

Human Resources Management

Functions of Human Resources Management Development of a Quality Workforce

Marketing Management

Role of Marketing Marketing Research Customer Behaviour Marketing Strategies for Goods and Services Consumerism

 

Geography (S3-S6)

Course Objectives

The curriculum comprises a compulsory part and an elective part. The compulsory part comprises seven geographical issues and problems that have strong relevance for Hong Kong students and are expected to be of considerable public concern for a reasonable period of time. They are structured around three major themes, namely ‘Living with our physical environment’, ‘Facing changes in the human environment’, and ‘Confronting global challenges’.

 

Secondary 3

Topic

Content

Introduction of Geography

  • What is Geography?

Living with natural hazards – Are we better equipped than the others?

  • Introduction of natural hazards
  • Global distribution of the major natural hazards
  • The relief of Hong Kong
  • Factors affecting slope stability
  • The causes of landslides in Hong Kong
  • Effects of landslides in Hong Kong
  • Ways to prepare for and respond to landslides in Hong Kong
  • The climate of South China
  • Extreme weather conditions in summer
  • Favourable conditions for the formation of typhoons and its related weather conditions
  • Impact of typhoons on Hong Kong
  • Ways to prepare for and respond to typhoons
  • The structure of the earth
  • Global distribution of earthquakes and its relationship with plate boundaries
  • Causes of earthquakes
  • Direct and indirect effects of earthquakes
  • Ways people prepare for and respond to earthquakes
  • Comparison of the impact of natural hazards and the respective preventive and remedial measures adopted by MDCs and LDCs
  • Reasons for people choosing to stay in hazard-prone areas

Global shift in manufacturing industry-Opportunities and threats

  • What is manufacturing industry?
  • The work of a manufacturing system
  • Industrial location factors
  • A brief introduction about the development of Hong Kong industries: where and why
  • Industrial relocation in Hong Kong and the ZDR
  • Single- and multi-point production
  • Relocation of industries in the Great Lakes Region, the USA
  • Factors affecting the global shift in manufacturing activity
  • Major characteristics of transnational corporations
  • Major industrial regions in the world: location and roles
  • Benefits and problems of global shift in manufacturing activity
  • Sustainable industrial development

 

Secondary 4-6

  1. Geographical skills 2. Living with our physical environment (Book 1)
  • Opportunities and Risks – is it rational to live in hazard-prone areas?
  • Managing Rivers and Coastal Environments: A continuing challenge
  1. Facing changes in the human environment (Book 2)
  • Changing Industrial Location – How and why does it change over space and time?
  • Building a Sustainable City – Are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive?
  1. Confronting global challenges (Book 3)
  • Combating Famine – Is technology a panacea (萬能藥) for food shortage?
  • Disappearing Green Canopy – Who should pay for the massive deforestation in rainforest regions?
  • Global Warming – Is it fact or fiction (虛構)?

 

The elective parts serve as an extension to the compulsory of the curriculum. The electives are as follows: 5. Dynamic Earth: the building of Hong Kong (Book 4) 6. Transport Development, Planning and Management (Book 6)

 

ASSESSMENT

Two major modes of assessment, continuous assessment and end of term examinations, are used to measure student performance. Continuous assessment includes uniform tests, quizzes and dictations, major assignments, note-taking and projects, etc.

 

 

 YEARLY FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

 

1-Kyushu Study Tour 2017

 Self Photos / Files - 1a

 Self Photos / Files - 1b

Self Photos / Files - 1c

Self Photos / Files - 1d

 

2-Inter-house Social Science Cup 2017 Quiz Competition

 Self Photos / Files - 2a

Self Photos / Files - 2b

Self Photos / Files - 2c

 

3-Dept Week activity – LS Student Forum

Self Photos / Files - 3a 

Self Photos / Files - 3b

 

4-Fair Trade School Award Scheme

Self Photos / Files - 4a 

Self Photos / Files - 4b

Self Photos / Files - 4c

Self Photos / Files - 4d

 


5-Exhibition about ‘working poor’

 Self Photos / Files - 5a

Self Photos / Files - 5b

 

6-S2 Hunger banquet

 Self Photos / Files - 6a

Self Photos / Files - 6b

Self Photos / Files - 6c

 

7-S2 Disneyland workshop

 Self Photos / Files - 7a

Self Photos / Files - 7b

Self Photos / Files - 7c

Self Photos / Files - 7d


8-Talk about the situation of hunger in the world by World Vision

 Self Photos / Files - 8a

Self Photos / Files - 8b


9-Sharing by HKU Law Department

 Self Photos / Files - 9a

Self Photos / Files - 9b


10-Interactive drama about the poverty in Hong Kong

Self Photos / Files - 10a 

Self Photos / Files - 10b


11-Interactive drama about sustainable development

 Self Photos / Files - 11a

Self Photos / Files - 11b


12-Geography field trip to Mui Woo

 Self Photos / Files - 12a

Self Photos / Files - 12b

Self Photos / Files - 12c


13-Geography field trip to Sharp Island

 Self Photos / Files - 13


14-Geography urban field study tour to Kwun Tong

 Self Photos / Files - 14


15-Geography urban field study trip to Yau Ma Tei

 Self Photos / Files - 15


16-Geography visit to the San Tin Flood Retention Centre

 Self Photos / Files - 16


17-Geography visit to the Hong Kong Observatory

 Self Photos / Files - 17


18-JA Company Program

 Self Photos / Files - 18a

Self Photos / Files - 18b

Self Photos / Files - 18c


19-It’s My Business Workshop

 Self Photos / Files - 19a

Self Photos / Files - 19b


20-International Trade Workshop

 Self Photos / Files - 20a

Self Photos / Files - 20b

 

 


21-CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2017

Self Photos / Files - 21a 

Self Photos / Files - 21b

Self Photos / Files - 21c


22-Visit to Kitty’s Kitchen

 Self Photos / Files - 22


23-HKMA 2017 Theme Year Seminar

 Self Photos / Files - 23a

Self Photos / Files - 23b

 

24-Visit to Duff & Phelps (HK) Holding Ltd

 Self Photos / Files - 24a

Self Photos / Files - 24b


25-Dialogue with Gen Y Leader

 Self Photos / Files - 25


26-Creative Cube Program

 Self Photos / Files - 26a

Self Photos / Files - 26b

Self Photos / Files - 26c

 

27-Story of Entrepreneur Video Production Competition 

 Self Photos / Files - 27a

 Self Photos / Files - 27b

 

Department Members

Teacher

Subject & Level

Other Responsibilities

Mr Luke Wong

S2IH, S3&5 Econ, S5 LS

Head of Liberal Studies and Economics

Ms Jenny Sit

S5 BAFS (Acct)

Head of Business and Financial Subjects

Ms Jothy Liu

S4&5 LS

IES Coordinator

Ms Karen Chan

S4&5 BAFS (Acct)

 

Ms Iris Chan

S2 IH

 

Ms Margaret Chan

S4&5 LS

 

Mr Chan Tak

S3,4&5 Econ

 

Mr Derek Chow

S3&6 BAFS (Acct), S1 IH

 

Ms Elaine Chu

S2 IH

 

Ms Kellie Lam

S3,4,5&6 Geog

 

Mr Kenneth Lau

S5&6 LS, S3 Geog

 

Ms Mandy Man

S4&6 LS

 

Ms Irene Ng

S2 IH

 

Ms Clare Sin

S1 IH

 

Ms Juno Tang

S3&6 Econ, S2 IH

 

Mr Martin Wong

S3,4,5&6 BAFS (BM)

 

Mr Eric Yau

S1 IH

 

Ms Sue Yu

S6 LS, S1 IH

 

Mr Donald Lee

IH&LS Remedial Classes / IH Tutorial Room

Associate Teacher